Current districts drawn in 2011 have kept Wisconsin GOP in control for last ten years, UW Political Science Professor says

By Sally Reed

This year’s state election results show Wisconsin’s districts are gerrymandered to favor republican legislators, according to an Wisconsin State Journal analysis of the election.

Last Tuesday’s election results show that Democratic candidates received 46% of total votes cast in state Assembly races and received 38 of 99, according to a Wisconsin State Journal analysis of unofficial vote totals in Wisconsin.

Democratic candidates secured roughly 47% of total votes in state Senate races, yet picked up 38% of the seats on the ballot and now control 12 of 33 seats, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Gerrymandered districts helped GOP stay in power in state legislature, new analysis shows